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Probate Collection, Wills and Inventories: Walter Watkins

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Probate papers of Walter Watkins, turner

Will included: Yes

Date of Will: 22nd October 1707

Beneficiaries: To Margery my wife, my leasehold cottage wherein I now dwell together with the outhouses and lands belonging, which I hold under the right honourable the Lord Bergavenny, lying in Forest Heane [Hene] within the township of Craswall for her life or so long as she remains unmarried, upon condition that if my son Noah Watkins who now inhabittes in Pennsilvania one of the Queens mature plantations in America returns to dwell in his native country of England he is bequeathed a moiety of the property to hold jointly with the said Margery, and on her decease or remarriage the whole property absolutely. Mary and Sarah, daughters, are to inherit the property on Margery Watkins’ death or remarriage if Noah Watkins does not return to live in England; otherwise they receive a cash bequest. Goods and chattels to wife Margery, and fifty shillings to John Prichard, grandson, ‘towards the placeing of him an apprentice to some handy craft’.

Others mentioned: Margery Watkins, wife, appointed sole executrix.

Witnesses: John Jenkins; Daniell Jones; David Jenkins; Thomas Price

Inventory included: Yes, dated 16th April 1708, value £14-07-08

Appraisers: David Watkins; [?Zachary] Griffiths; Thomas Price

Will proved:  24th June 1708

Bond included: None

Other papers: None

Property/Holdings: None named



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